Would You like to Live in a Topsy-turvy House?


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. (1 Corinthians 1:25)

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The upside down house in the village of Szymbark , Poland

The upside down house in the village of Szymbark , Poland

Would you like to live in a topsy-turvy house like the above one? This house can be found in the tiny village of Szymbark in the municipality of Stężyca, in northern Poland. It is a center for winter sports.

As on December 31, 2011, the village of Szymbark had a total of 627 residents, with 544 people living in the main part of the village. The above upside-down house was built in 2007 by Daniel Czapiewski, a Polish businessman, builder and philanthropist.

Normally, it takes hardly three weeks for Czapiewski’s company to build a house. However, this extra-ordinary creative project took 114 days because of its structural design; moreover, the workers were a bit confused by the topsy-turvy architecture.

In 2010, in a poll conducted by “Official Baltic,” voted the Kashubian entrepreneur as  “The Man of the Year 2010″ for his ingenuity of design that has become a tourist attraction in Szymbark.

In the first place, what prompted Daniel Czapiewski to design the house to stand upside down? Well, the eccentric person that he is, Daniel Czapiewski opines that it represents his view on the current state of the world – the time of uncertainty after the end of the communist era in Poland.

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By the way, this house in the village of Szymbark, Poland is not the first upside down house to be built. Wonderworks Upside Down Building in Florida opened in 1998. There are also upside down houses in Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain, Turkey, South Korea, a café in Japan and so on.

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This is not a house, it is a statue in Vancouver, Canada (Image credits - papalars)

This is not a church, it is a sculpture in Canada (Image credits: papalars)

The above image is a unique statue and not a church. American sculptor Dennis Oppenheim designed this imposing 22 x 18 x 9 feet sculpture composed of galvanized structural steel, anodized perforated aluminum, transparent red Venetian glass, and concrete foundations, as an upside down church, with its steeple buried in the ground.

The piece, initially called “Church,” was proposed to the Public Art Fund in the city of New York to be built on Church Street. It was commissioned by the President’s Panel on Art. However, the president of Stanford University turned down the sculpture since he considered it as “not appropriate” for the campus. The director thought it was too provocative and might infuriate the Church and the religious folks in that area. To evade this situation Dennis Oppenheim then changed the title to “Device to Root out Evil”.

Though the “Device to Root Out Evil” was too hot for New York City, too hot for Stanford University, it finally found a public home in Vancouver. It was first installed in a public park in Vancouver, Canada. As expected, people again considered it too hot for Vancouver as well. The public had a mixed reaction towards the work and the Vancouver public parks committee voted to remove the sculpture. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Canada seized the opportunity to display the sculpture. After removing it from Vancouver, the museum placed it in Ramsay, Calgary’s most creative neighbourhood where it is now being celebrated.

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Niagara Falls by Night – Illuminations & Fireworks


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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Oh wow! Why doesn’t this have more views? Some of the best footage I’ve seen of the falls…hopelesspirate

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I captured this video “Niagara Falls by Night – Illuminations & Fireworks” on August 3, 2012, using my Canon Powershot camera from Prospect Point in Niagara Falls, New York. I regret that I did not have a high-end camera with high-resolution to capture the unmatched beauty of the Niagara Falls at night, illuminated by strobe lights from the Canadian side.

Niagara Falls Illumination

Illumination of the Falls financed and operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board since 1925 begins every evening at dusk until 10 pm January through April, and until midnight the rest of the year. In recent years the only occasion the Falls were in darkness was for a few evenings in August 2003 when the lights were turned off to support recovery efforts during a major North American black-out.

The Falls are lit in red, blue, amber, purple, orange and green. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board provides special colour illuminations for many registered charities marking significant dates in support of their cause for 15 minutes at 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm, subject to availability of time. Falls on both countries are illuminated.

2013 Falls Illumination Schedule
January 1 – January 31 5 PM – Midnight
February 1 – February 28 6:30 PM – 10 PM
March 1 – March 9 Mon – Thurs 7 PM – 10 PM
March 10 – March 31 Mon – Thurs 8:30 PM – 10 PM
April 1 – April 30 Mon – Thurs 8:30 PM – 11 PM
* Fridays to Sundays in March and April “off time” is midnight
May 1 – August 15 9 PM – Midnight
August 16 – September 30 8:30 PM – Midnight
October 1 – November 1 7 PM – Midnight
November 2 – December 30 5 PM – Midnight
December 31 5 PM – 1 AM

The above illumination times are approximate and subject to change according to light conditions.

The history of the illumination of Niagara Falls is interesting. I have reproduced here the history I read in the website of Ontario’s Niagara Parks:

History of the Illumination of Niagara Falls

Lighting the Falls, to allow visitors to enjoy the beauty of the mighty Niagara even at night, was first attempted more than 150 years ago. In 1860, a spectacular
illumination of the Falls celebrated a visit by the Prince of Wales. About 200 coloured and white calcium, volcanic and torpedo lights were placed along the banks above and below the American Falls, on the road down the bank of the Canadian side of the gorge and behind the water of the Horseshoe Falls. The lights were called Bengal lights and were the kind used at sea to signal for help or give warning.

The lights were ignited along with rockets, spinning wheels and other fireworks, creating an effect that the London Times called “grand, magical and brilliant beyond all power of words to portray” the likes of which the Prince would “probably never see again.”

Illumination of the Falls using electricity first occurred in January 1879, during a visit by the Marquis of Lorne, Governor-General of Canada and his wife Princess Louise. The lights had an illumination power of 32,000 candles, just a fraction of the intensity used today.

A 36-horsepower generating station in Prospect Park, Niagara Falls, New York, operated in July 1879 with 16 open arc lamps each projecting 2,000 candlepower. The Niagara Falls New York Gazette reported “On the evening of the Fourth, the Park was crowded with visitors and citizens and a very satisfactory exhibition of the new light was given.” The lights were used for only one season.

In May 1892, Frank LeBlond, one of the owners of the Maid of the Mist, purchased a 4,000 candlepower light and placed it on the Canadian dock of the Maid of the Mist to light the American Falls. He placed gelatin plates in front of the lights to provide a variety of colours. Then in 1895, Captain John Brinker built the Great Gorge Railroad and announced that it would provide night excursions three times weekly during the summer season, complete with lights to illuminate the Whirlpool. The Gazette reported “Forty arc lamps of 2,000 candlepower each will be placed in the gorge along a distance of 250 feet. Lights will be clustered and so many in such a short distance will make the gorge as light as day. Each arc light will be filled with three globes, white, red and blue, and will work automatically, alternating colours. A huge searchlight will also operate from the cars.”

Large crowds were drawn to the Falls in 1901 for special lighting that was set up as part of the Pan American Exposition being held in Buffalo.

In 1907, W. D’Arcy Ryan of the General Electric Company designed lighting that provided far more power than ever before. Thirty-six projectors illuminated the Falls with a combined candlepower of 1,115,000,000. The display ran for several weeks.

For more than a decade after that, different attempts were made to raise financing to install permanent lighting. Some efforts were prevented by the First World War, but in 1925, a group of interested businessmen finally created the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, to finance, operate and maintain a new, permanent illumination system. Today’s contributing members are the City of Niagara Falls, New York, the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Ontario Power Generation and The Niagara Parks Commission.

The Board’s first installation in 1925 was twenty-four carbon searchlights each 26 inches in diameter, emitting a total of 1,320,000,000 candlepower. The Falls have been illuminated most nights since that time ~ except during World War II when the lights were turned off to conserve power and during subsequent years when generating facilities could not keep pace with electrical requirements of the construction boom. It was not until January 1950 that the Illumination Board was able to guarantee enough power to operate the lights on a regular basis.

In 1997 and 1998, new fixtures replaced the outdated lamps and fixtures at the Illumination Tower, doubling the intensity of the lights on the Falls without doubling the hydro bills. Currently a total of twenty-one xenon lights, each with a 76-cm (30 in) diameter, are used to illuminate the Falls in a rainbow of colours. Eighteen are located at the Illumination Tower, beside the Queen Victoria Place and three are located below street level in the gorge opposite the American Falls. Each of the xenon spotlights produces more than 390 million peak beam and has a brilliance of 250 million candlepower.

Niagara Falls Fireworks

Year after year, the Niagara Parks Commission hosts Canada’s longest-running fireworks series in Queen Victoria Park. Year 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Canada’s longest running fireworks Illuminations series and it begins on May 24, 2013. So, if you plan to pay a visit to Niagara Falls do not miss the absolutely free spectacular fireworks display at night before an unforgettable backdrop from now on until September 1, 2013, every Friday, Sunday and holidays at 10 pm.

Best vantage points for viewing the Fireworks: Prospect Point in New York, the Rainbow Bridge that connects US and Canada and Oakes Garden Theatre & Queen Victoria Park in Canada.

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Which Countries Voted for Palestine …


Palestine vote

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The UN general assembly has just voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a state. An astounding 138 nations chose to support the path of peace and justice.

Just weeks ago, the vote was expected to be much closer, with Israel and the US lobbying hard to deny Palestine key European support. But in the face of major public pressure and vigorous campaigning by the Avaaz community, countries such as France, Spain, Belgium and Sweden decided to vote yes to statehood for Palestine. In the end, just nine countries ended up on the wrong side of history: Israel, the US, Canada, the Czech Republic, Panama, Palau, Nauru, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

Celebrate this historic moment, share this map with everyone.

[Update: This map has been corrected to show New Zealand also voted in favor, rather than abstaining.]

Source: AVAAZ.ORG

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Earthquakes Trigger More Earthquakes: Imminent Magnitude 9 Earthquake?


November 8, 2012, Submitted by: Ken (AdminModern Survival Blog)

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Earthquakes trigger more earthquakes

UPDATE: Magnitude 6.3 NOV-8 Earthquake At Cascadia Raises More Concern
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At the Seismology Lab at the University of Washington, there is concern that the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred on the British Columbia coast over the weekend could affect the Pacific Northwest including Washington, Oregon, and northern California.
“We need to watch the whole region with extra care,” said a seismologist there.

The magnitude 7.7 was a big earthquake, considered one of the most significant along the northwest coast in 60 years.

Reported by NWCN.com in Seattle, scientists also looked to see if the quake affected volcanoes in Washington, and will remain on alert for at least several more weeks. So far, everything is quiet…

The problem is that the West Coast, from Alaska to northern California, is under tremendous geologic pressure as it’s forced up against the basin that forms the Pacific Ocean.

Release the pressure in a major way along one fault, and it can then add to the pressure on another fault. More than 100 aftershocks were recorded following the 7.7, including one of them more than 100 miles south of the quake’s epicenter, thought to be on the Cascadia Subduction zone.

The subduction zone threatens a much larger quake…
a magnitude 9…
from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Mendicino California.

Such an earthquake would be devastatingly catastrophic, particularly to Seattle, Portland, and all of the cities and towns that run up and down the west coast, even through mid California.

I’m posting this as an alert that something ‘could’ happen as a result of this recent aftershock earthquake, which is well south of the main quake on the Cascadia Subduction zone… this looks potentially ominous.

If you live in or near those regions, examine your existing supplies, food, water, bug-out capabilities. Make a plan. Be ready. Just in case…

UPDATE: It is now being reported that the centuries old and famous “Haida Gwaii” Hot Springs in the region of the 7.7 earthquake… HAS DRIED UP AND GONE COLD.

A Parks Canada inspection party set out to investigate and stepped ashore to find that the island’s three main hot spring pools, which once bubbled with water as warm as 77 Celsius, were bone dry. “Not even a small puddle,” Surrounding rocks, once warm to the touch, were cold.

source: ‘It’s just dried up’: B.C. earthquake pulls plug on centuries-old Haida Gwaii hot springs

(This is obviously IMO related to the recent B.C. earthquake, and further indicates the great unseen changes that have taken place as a result.)

NOV-8, 6.3 Quake at Cascadia Subduction Zone Raises More Concern

Since the large magnitude 7.7 earthquake of OCT-28, not only have hundreds of aftershocks occurred in the immediate vicinity, but other curious earthquakes have been triggered further south, within the Cascadia subduction zone. On NOV-8 an especially large earthquake shook that region, further indicating that stresses have transferred into that region. Why is this significant? Because the Cascadia fault is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS for the entire Pacific Northwest.

The Cascadia subduction zone (Cascadia fault) is a type of tectonic plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. It is a very long sloping fault that separates the ‘Juan de Fuca’ and North America plates.

The ocean floor is sinking below the continental plate offshore of Washington and Oregon. The North American Plate is moving southwest, riding over the top of the oceanic plate. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is where the two plates meet. Unlike other faults that slide alongside each other, this one is particularly dangerous because one plate rides over the top of another.

To make matters worse, the Cascadia fault intersects and transitions with other faults at its north and south boundaries, including the infamous San Andreas fault which runs down the length of California. Studies of past earthquakes on both the northern San Andreas Fault and the southern Cascadia subduction zone indicate that quakes on the Cascadia subduction zone may have triggered most of the major quakes on the northern San Andreas during at least the past 3,000 years, with the exception being the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The next rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone is anticipated to be capable of causing a magnitude 9+ earthquake and widespread destruction throughout the Pacific Northwest. And in fact, evidence suggests that a major Cascadia earthquake will likely rupture the San Andreas fault as it splits down into California, the combined effects of which would be more than devastating.

Geologists and civil engineers have broadly determined that the Pacific Northwest region is not well prepared for such a colossal earthquake. The tsunami produced may reach heights of approximately 100 ft. The earthquake is expected to be similar to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, as the rupture is expected to be as long as the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Left: Cascadia Subduction Zone
Right: Earthquakes since the OCT-28 quake (until this update)
Note the significant recent quakes south of the initial quake (the top cluster)
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UPDATE NOV-10, Aftershocks creeping towards Cascadia fault and Vancouver Island…
This could all be inconsequential, while I’m simply pointing out observations.

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Link: Video which shows the dangers of volcanoes in the Cascades…

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Société des loteries de l’Ontario Escroquerie


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Click here for the English Version of this article titled: “Ontario Lottery Corporation Scam“.

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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

Aujourd’hui, j’ai reçu un email disant que je “ont gagné US $ 800.000 (HUIT CENT MILLE DOLLARS DES ETATS-UNIS), pourquoi vous avez gagné? Votre adresse e-mail a été choisi parmi ceux de notre basé sur Java un logiciel qui sélectionne de façon aléatoire les adresses électroniques à partir du Web à partir de laquelle les gagnants sont choisis. “

Je comprends, ce message censé avoir été envoyé par un “Société des loteries» et autres semblables de «Canada Lottery Corporation” ont été flottant autour depuis le début de 2011. Néanmoins, il a pris un peu trop de temps à me joindre.

Disons simplement analyser ce courriel de “O.L.C. Conseilavec le sujet” MESSAGE DE L’ONTARIO CORPORATION. “

1. Tout d’abord, cette lettre a bien évidemment été écrit par quelqu’un qui ne parle pas anglais natif. Exemple: why you have won?

2. Est-ce qu’un e-mail officiel de la Société des loteries contenir des erreurs comme celles-ci?

Your winning price is to the tune of …
Congratulations once again from all our staff’s …

3. Bien qu’il y ait une loterie légitime au Canada, il fonctionne de manière similaire aux loteries aux États-Unis, avec chacune des provinces qui vendent leurs propres billets. Mais pourquoi est-ce loteries de l’Ontario choisir les gagnants par e-mail?

4. Pourquoi la Société des loteries de l’Ontario de payer le prix en dollars américains?

5. Pourquoi la lettre vienne à moi comme un graphique au lieu du texte? Pour contourner les filtres anti-spam de cours.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) est une entreprise opérationnelle créée par le gouvernement de l’Ontario. OLG et ses sociétés affiliées emploient plus de 18.000 personnes dans toute la province. Ils sont responsables de 24 sites de jeux et de vente de produits de loterie à environ 10.000 points de vente à travers la province de l’Ontario.

C’est ce que j’ai trouvé sur leur site Web d’OLG en garde la population de ne pas devenir la proie de ces types d’escroqueries.

«Avez-vous reçu des courriels non sollicités, des lettres ou des appels téléphoniques vous demandant de payer des impôts ou des frais sur les gains de loterie? Lire les indicateurs de fraude ci-dessous pour obtenir des conseils afin d’identifier et d’éviter les fraudes et les escroqueries de loterie. “

Indicateurs de fraude

  • Vous n’avez pas acheté un billet.
  • Vous n’avez jamais entendu parler du jeu de loterie.
  • Vous n’avez pas enregistré votre nom, adresse, adresse électronique, numéro de téléphone et une carte de crédit avant on avait le droit d’acheter un billet sur ​​un site de loterie en ligne.
  • Vous ne vivez pas dans le pays, et que vous n’êtes pas citoyen du pays de cette loterie.
  • Vous êtes invité à verser de l’argent à l’avance pour les frais ou taxes afin de libérer votre «victoire».
  • On vous dit que vous devez répondre dans un délai donné ou l’argent sera donné à quelqu’un d’autre.

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Vendredi Décembre 7, 2012

Aujourd’hui, j’ai reçu un autre courriel contenant l’adresse suivante censé être envoyé par la Société des loteries de l’Ontario:

OLC again

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Earthquakes: 5.1 mb – ANDAMAN ISLANDS, 7.7 Mwp & 6.3 Mwp QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION


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5.1 mbANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 5.1 mb
Date-Time
  • 28 Oct 2012 03:08:53 UTC
  • 28 Oct 2012 08:38:53 near epicenter
  • 27 Oct 2012 22:08:53 standard time in your timezone
Location 10.484N 92.735E
Depth 64 km
Distances
  • 132 km (82 miles) S (180 degrees) of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India
  • 285 km (177 miles) NNW (346 degrees) of Misha, Nicobar Islands, India
  • 792 km (492 miles) SSW (208 degrees) of YANGON (Rangoon), Myanmar
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 22.0 km; Vertical 10.4 km
Parameters Nph = 41; Dmin = 743.2 km; Rmss = 1.49 seconds; Gp = 65°
M-type = mb; Version = 6
Event ID us b000df7t

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7.7 Mwp – QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION


Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 7.7 Mwp
Date-Time
  • 28 Oct 2012 03:04:10 UTC
  • 27 Oct 2012 20:04:10 near epicenter
  • 27 Oct 2012 22:04:10 standard time in your timezone
Location 52.769N 131.927W
Depth 17 km
Distances
  • 202 km (126 miles) SSW (213 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
  • 263 km (164 miles) S (185 degrees) of Metlakatla, AK
  • 277 km (172 miles) SSE (167 degrees) of Hydaburg, AK
  • 727 km (452 miles) NW (306 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.0 km; Vertical 4.0 km
Parameters Nph = 716; Dmin = 267.2 km; Rmss = 0.95 seconds; Gp = 59°
M-type = Mwp; Version = A
Event ID us b000df7n

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6.3 Mwp – QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION


Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.3 Mwp
Date-Time
  • 28 Oct 2012 18:54:21 UTC
  • 28 Oct 2012 11:54:21 near epicenter
  • 28 Oct 2012 13:54:21 standard time in your timezone
Location 52.633N 132.701W
Depth 8 km
Distances
  • 245 km (152 miles) SW (222 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
  • 286 km (178 miles) S (178 degrees) of Hydaburg, AK
  • 287 km (178 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of Metlakatla, AK
  • 766 km (476 miles) WNW (303 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 18.4 km; Vertical 6.5 km
Parameters Nph = 281; Dmin = 317.3 km; Rmss = 1.32 seconds; Gp = 84°
M-type = Mwp; Version = 8
Event ID us b000dg06

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Earthquakes that occurred on 24th October (up to 21:11:57 UTC)

Mag Location
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Time
UTC
Depth
km
5.1 166km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 19:16:55 47.2
5.5 190km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 19:09:56 14.8
4.9 99km W of Paratunka, Russia 2012-10-28 19:09:27 238.3
5.4 151km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 19:03:24 32.8
6.3 159km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 18:54:21 8.2
4.3 58km SSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia 2012-10-28 17:43:38 59.5
2.5 8km ESE of Santa Clarita, California 2012-10-28 16:21:08 0.0
5.1 184km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 16:17:04 15.0
4.0 185km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 15:42:21 10.0
3.9 7km NNW of San Fernando, California 2012-10-28 15:24:23 2.7
4.3 135km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 15:24:22 10.0
4.0 166km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 15:10:34 10.0
4.4 177km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 15:06:55 10.0
4.0 164km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 14:14:28 7.7
4.2 154km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 14:04:27 10.0
4.1 190km SW of Bella Bella Islands, Canada 2012-10-28 13:45:48 10.0
4.8 176km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 13:09:14 10.2
4.1 127km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 12:38:46 10.1
2.7 34km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands 2012-10-28 12:33:56 17.0
4.0 148km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 12:18:00 9.8
4.8 48km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan 2012-10-28 12:11:15 208.6
4.1 161km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 12:09:43 10.0
4.7 175km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 11:53:21 10.5
4.1 76km SSE of Korsakov, Russia 2012-10-28 11:38:05 323.9
4.8 180km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 11:27:46 11.1
4.3 183km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 11:17:22 10.6
4.6 27km SSE of Monywa, Myanmar 2012-10-28 11:03:59 51.7
4.0 172km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 10:59:14 9.7
4.3 170km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 10:50:32 10.3
4.7 157km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 10:45:50 10.2
4.5 145km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 10:23:09 10.2
4.3 171km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 10:10:27 10.3
4.3 123km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 10:04:37 10.3
4.1 127km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:52:58 10.0
4.4 127km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:45:39 10.2
4.4 221km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:41:16 10.0
4.6 196km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:36:36 10.3
4.4 178km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:22:49 10.7
2.8 28km WNW of Warm Springs, Nevada 2012-10-28 09:21:21 5.7
5.1 200km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:17:27 10.4
4.2 215km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 09:15:48 10.0
3.0 113km ESE of McGrath, Alaska 2012-10-28 09:08:23 0.2
4.2 277km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 08:47:38 10.0
4.3 216km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 08:22:04 10.0
3.9 9km SE of Valle Vista, California 2012-10-28 07:47:03 17.7
5.0 198km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:25:22 10.6
4.9 140km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:16:37 11.3
4.6 212km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:12:14 10.0
4.4 231km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 07:02:19 10.8
5.0 203km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 06:16:53 11.5
4.7 72km ENE of San Isidro, Philippines 2012-10-28 06:15:15 34.9
3.2 34km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska 2012-10-28 06:15:14 4.6
4.5 139km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:51:17 10.3
4.2 181km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:47:08 10.1
4.1 248km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:38:38 10.1
4.3 211km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:21:36 10.0
4.3 169km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:15:12 10.1
4.5 178km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 05:02:49 10.3
4.3 180km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:54:46 10.1
4.7 162km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:41:05 10.0
4.6 140km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:33:51 10.0
5.1 237km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 04:25:17 10.1
2.9 110km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic 2012-10-28 04:12:12 74.0
3.1 9km ESE of Prague, Oklahoma 2012-10-28 04:00:34 4.9
4.8 202km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:52:24 10.9
5.1 130km S of Port Blair, India 2012-10-28 03:08:53 64.5
7.7 139km S of Masset, Canada 2012-10-28 03:04:10 17.5
5.3 85km NE of San Isidro, Philippines 2012-10-28 02:43:09 14.8
4.9 90km ENE of San Isidro, Philippines 2012-10-28 02:35:10 14.9
4.5 76km S of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia 2012-10-28 02:31:26 8.7
4.8 100km NE of San Isidro, Philippines 2012-10-28 01:53:12 15.0
4.9 107km NE of San Isidro, Philippines 2012-10-28 01:43:15 15.2
4.6 53km S of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia 2012-10-28 01:38:20 12.2
2.9 78km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico 2012-10-28 00:34:22 52.0

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Today, I received an email that said:

“The Ontario Lottery Corporation (OLC) is proud to inform you that you have won US $800,000 (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLAR), why you have won? Your email address was among those chosen from our Java-based software that randomly selects email addresses from the web from which winners are selected.”

I understand, this email purportedly sent by “Ontario Lottery Corporation” and similar ones from “Canada Lottery Corporation” have been floating around on the net since early 2011. Nevertheless, it has taken a bit too long to reach me.

Let us analyze this email from “O.L.C. Board” with the subject “MESSAGE FROM ONTARIO CORPORATION.”

1. First of all, this letter has obviously been written by someone who doesn’t speak native English. Example: why you have won?

2. Would an official email from the Ontario Lottery contain errors like these?

Your winning price is to the tune of
Congratulations once again from all our staff’s

3. Although there is a legitimate lottery in Canada, it works like the lotteries in the United States, with each province selling their own tickets. But why is this Ontario Lottery picking the winners by email?

4. Why is the Ontario Lottery paying the prize in US Dollars?

5. Why did the letter come to me as a graphic instead of text? To bypass spam filters of course.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is an Operational Enterprise Agency created by the Government of Ontario. OLG and its affiliated companies employ more than 18,000 people throughout the province. They are responsible for 24 gaming sites and sales of lottery products at about 10,000 retail locations across the Province of Ontario.

This is what I found on their website OLG cautioning the public not to become prey to these types of scams.

“Have you received unsolicited emails, letters, or telephone calls asking you to pay taxes or fees on lottery winnings? Read the fraud indicators below for tips to identify and avoid lottery fraud and scams.

Fraud Indicators

    • You did not buy a ticket.
    • You have never heard of the lottery game.
    • You did not register your name, address, email address, phone number, and a credit card before buying a ticket on an online lottery website.
    • You do not live in the country (in this case CANADA), and you are not a citizen of the country of that lottery.
    • You are asked to pay money up front for fees or taxes to release your “win.”
    • You are told you must reply within a given time or the money will be given to someone else.

Added on Friday, December 7, 2012:

Today, I received yet another email containing the following purportedly sent by the Ontario Lottery Corporation:

From: OLC <ON@ca.olc>
to undisclosed recipients

Kindly see the attached.
Congratulations
Monica Taylor
OLC REP

OLC again

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Late Night Thoughts on the Eaton Center Shooting


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Jessica Ghawi known professionally and on Twitter as Jessica Redfield, an aspiring sports blogger, was one of those killed. She had moved to Colorado from San Antonio only a year ago. Earlier in June, after having narrowly escaped an irrational shooting at a mall in Toronto, Canada, she wrote this article “Late Night Thoughts on the Eaton Center Shooting,” a foreboding of what was to come.

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Originally posted on A Run On of Thoughts:

I can’t get this odd feeling out of my chest. This empty, almost sickening feeling won’t go away. I noticed this feeling when I was in the Eaton Center in Toronto just seconds before someone opened fire in the food court. An odd feeling which led me to go outside and unknowingly out of harm‘s way. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around how a weird feeling saved me from being in the middle of a deadly shooting.

What started off as a trip to the mall to get sushi and shop, ended up as a day that has forever changed my life. I was on a mission to eat sushi that day, and when I’m on a mission, nothing will deter me. When I arrived at the Eaton Center mall, I walked down to the food court and spotted a sushi restaurant. Instead of walking in, sitting…

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